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Valtteri Bottas received ‘weight in beer’ by sporting Duffman costume for bike race | F1

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The Finn swapped 4 wheels for 2 throughout the summer time break when he took half in a hill climb race on his gravel bike – sporting a Duffman costume. 

Bottas, who returns to F1 motion at this weekend’s Dutch Grand Prix at Zandvoort, revealed the inspiration behind his alternative of outfit. 

“The prize for the most effective costume was you win your weight in beer, and I actually needed to win the prize,” Bottas stated. 

“So I used to be excited about, it’s primarily an American crowd, so I went for The Simpsons, and Duffman. And I received!”

Requested who his favorite Simpsons character is, Bottas replied: “I might nonetheless go for Homer. 

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“However I had to determine with the costume, you continue to want to have the ability to cycle up the hill, and Homer would have been a bit an excessive amount of…”

Bottas generously donated nearly all of his prize to the spectators attending the occasion. 

“I solely took a six pack, however I donated to all of the spectators and rivals. It was a very good afternoon,” he stated. 

Bottas sits fifteenth within the drivers’ championship with 5 factors, one place forward of Alfa Romeo teammate Zhou Guanyu. 

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